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50 Best Romantic Getaways in the USA

50 Best Romantic Getaways in the USA

Romantic getaways are a great way for you and that special someone to connect. There are many great places worldwide to enjoy a romantic trip and many romantic getaways in the USA.

Are you planning the perfect weekend getaway for two? Looking for anniversary trip ideas? What are the most romantic destinations in the US? Read on to find out more.

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Category Destination
Beach Getaway Maui, Hawaii
Mountain Retreat Asheville, North Carolina
City Escape Charleston, South Carolina
Wine Country Napa Valley, California

Best Romantic Getaways in the USA

1. Maui, HI

Waianapapa State Park, Maui
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Maui is one of the best places for romantic trips for couples. This Hawaiian island has many stunning beaches, waterfalls, rainforests to explore, and tons of romantic resorts.

Among the most romantic things to see and do in Maui are watching the sunrise at Haleakala National Park, driving the breathtaking Road to Hana Maui, and participating in a traditional Maui Luau. For an unforgettable couples getaway, book yourself a Maui Helicopter Tour.

2. Kauai, HI

Wailua Falls scenery in Kauai, Hawaii
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Kauai is another Hawaiian island that is one of the romantic getaways in the USA. There are so many sandy beaches and adventures along the Na Pali Coast. The most romantic sites are the Mahaulepu beaches, Lydgate Beach Park, and Kuilau Ridge Trail.

Check out Grand Hyatt Kauaʻi Resort & Spa if you want romantic accommodations. They have an adults-only pool area and the Anara Spa, where you can receive luxurious spa treatments or a couples massage.

3. Napa Valley, CA

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Napa County is in California, and we have a lot of love for this super romantic vacation destination. One of the reasons Napa Valley is the perfect romantic getaway (apart from the quaint towns, romantic hotels, and gorgeous countryside to enjoy a romantic stroll) is that it is the most famous wine country in the US.

Millions visit Napa Valley for its delicious wines, Michelin-star restaurants, and enchanting vineyards. During a visit to Napa Valley, visitors can experience incredible views of rolling hills and some of the best wines in the world from over 400 wineries.

The perfect romantic trip or honeymoon can be had at one of Napa’s many vineyards, several of which offer accommodation. If not a vineyard, there are plenty of other boutique and luxury accommodations, many with private balconies that look out over the Valley.

See Related:  San Antonio City Pass Review

4. Aspen, CO

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Aspen is one of the more romantic getaways for couples who love mountain and winter sports. With its majestic Rocky Mountains, breathtaking views of the snow-capped peaks, and vibrant culture and nightlife, this place is perfect for romantic weekends and winter vacations.

Conditions are perfect for ski trips and snowboarding from early fall through late spring – and some peaks remain snowy all year round. The town also offers a variety of romantic restaurants and bars with delicious cuisine, great drinks, and live music – making it an ideal spot for date nights or romantic dinners.

Aspen is also a great place to kick back and relax. Snuggle around a fire pit at the St. Regis Aspen Resort or stroll to one of Aspen’s coffee shops.

5. Charleston, SC

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Charleston, South Carolina, flies well under the radar regarding romantic cities. Oozing Southern charm, you can take romantic rides in horse-drawn carriages, enjoy a romantic stroll along the cobblestone streets, and admire stunning pastel antebellum houses on walking tours.

There are also ample opportunities to enjoy a romantic meal on a romantic evening in Charleston. Because of the fantastic weather, Charleston typically has impressive indoor and outdoor dining venues all year round.

Plus, you’ll be within walking distance of some of the best beaches in South Carolina. What’s not to love about that?

See Related: Bucket List Places to Visit in the US

6. Savannah, GA

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There are a few reasons Georgia is the subject of so many romantic songs – Savannah, Georgia, is one of them. This romantic city has top tourist attractions like Bonaventure Cemetery and breathtaking scenery.

But what Savannah is all about when it comes to being one of the most romantic cities in the US is the romantic dining scene.

Planters Tavern and The Olde Pink House are two of the most incredible restaurants to foster some romantic vibes over a romantic dinner for two. If you need to relax after a heavy feast, get facials or a couples massage at the super romantic Sweet Water Spa.

See Related: Hotels In Nashville

7. Lana’i, HI

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Lana’i is another island in Hawaii that makes this list of most romantic getaways in the USA because of its near-perfect weather, relaxed vibe, stunning scenery, heavenly beaches, world-class restaurants, and beachside hotels.

Lana’i was once owned by James Dole of the Dole Pineapple Company and was primarily used to grow pineapples. Lana’i has only 3,000 residents today and feels like your own private island.

You can scooter or drive around the entire island in one day. Lana’i has no big resorts like other Hawaiian islands, but that’s part of its charm. And speaking of treats, Lana’i is incredibly romantic. If you’re looking for a secluded beach to spend the day with your honey, look no further than Hulopo’e Beach Park, which has Lana’i’s only Marine Life Conservation District.

Hike up to the Garden of the Gods for a more active morning date. This dramatic rocky landscape resembles something from a sci-fi movie with red dirt and orange rocks. The views from the top are incredible.

Super romantic escapes can be had at the Four Seasons Resort Lana’i, which is gorgeous and has its private beach (which is saying something on an island known for its beaches).

Lana’i is ideal for couples who want a low-key yet luxurious vacation without having to share their paradise with crowds of other tourists. And did we mention how DE-LIGHT-FUL the weather is? Most days are sunny, with highs in the low 80s. Perfection.

See Related: Most Beautiful Vacations in the US

8. Sedona, AZ

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Sedona, Arizona, is home to some of the most stunning landscapes in the US, which is part of the reason it is such a popular wedding and honeymoon destination. With its breathtaking red rock views, this small town in northern Arizona draws travelers from all over the country looking to enjoy its beauty.

There are many great places to go hiking or mountain biking and take pictures, such as the hiking trails around Airport Mesa or Red Rock State Park. The town has several museums and art galleries that let you explore the area’s culture. In addition, there are plenty of restaurants and shops to explore while on your trip.

Sedona has many swanky resorts, such as the Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock and the positively palatial Enchantment Resort. Like what you are hearing? Check out these best things to do in Sedona to make the most of your trip.

See Related: Things to Do in Scottsdale

9. Monterey, CA

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Monterey is one of the most romantic getaways in the USA. This place is on the central California Coast and boasts several beautiful beaches and hikes through the stunning countryside – perfect for any active couple.

Monterey is also home to several excellent restaurants, so you can indulge in some fine dining here. There are even opportunities to book romantic horseback riding excursions. If you’re looking for a romantic getaway, Monterey should be at, or close to, the top of your list.

10. Cape Cod, MA

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Cape Cod is in Massachusetts, USA. It’s another popular wedding and honeymoon destination known for its lovely beaches, art galleries, and fresh seafood.

Grab dinner on a romantic date at the Orleans Waterfront Inn & Restaurant. The Captain’s House Inn in Chatham is one of the most romantic hotels in the area. This secluded historic hotel features lush gardens where you can enjoy a romantic picnic.

11. Cooperstown, NY

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Cooperstown is in New York, USA, another delightful romantic destination on the East Coast. The town is known for its charming historic architecture and the beautiful Blackbird Bay.

Apart from its cute, romantic atmosphere, Cooperstown is a great place to go if you’re into ghosts or the supernatural. Sign up for a ghost tour around the town, or book a room at the Otesaga Resort Hotel.

Not only is this elegant old accommodation very reasonably priced for a luxury stay, but they also have a romantic restaurant, and it’s supposed to be one of the most haunted hotels in the US!

12. Grand Canyon, AZ

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Grand Canyon is one of the most famous and breathtaking landmarks in the US – little wonder it is one of the most popular destinations in the country for vacations of all sorts, especially romantic getaways, weddings, and honeymoons.

Grand Canyon National Park is great for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy a romantic escape. You can follow the hiking trails, go mountain biking, spot birds and wildlife, and camp under the stars.

If you feel like seeing the Grand Canyon up close but don’t feel like doing any walking tours, book an unforgettable helicopter tour – and don’t forget your camera!

13. Yellowstone National Park, WY

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Yellowstone National Park is mainly in Wyoming and also spread into parts of Idaho and Montana. It was established on March 1st, 1872, becoming the first national park in the world. Yellowstone is famous for alpine rivers, natural hot springs and geysers, dramatic canyons, and dense forests.

Yellowstone National Park is also home to wild animals such as bears, wolves, bison, elk, and more. One of the most popular attractions at Yellowstone National Park is Old Faithful Geyser, which erupts regularly every 45 minutes to two hours.

Visitors can enjoy many recreational activities like camping, fishing, hiking trails, and more. Losing yourselves on a camping or kayaking trip in this stunning wilderness is a truly magnificent place.

14. Yosemite National Park, CA

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Yosemite National Park in California is one of our favorite National Parks. We could go on about it for days.

Again, this is a place of outstanding natural beauty and diverse landscapes. It makes for an amazing couple’s camping trip, but there are also several excellent hotels and resorts in the area.

There are many beautiful spots for honeymoon couples, such as Big Trees Lodge and the Majestic Yosemite Hotel.

See Related: National Parks to Visit in November

15. San Francisco, CA

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San Francisco is one of the most romantic cities on the West Coast. Arguably the most notable feature of Northern California, this city is a cultural hub filled with fantastic museums, galleries, and top tourist attractions, like Alcatraz Island.

Alcatraz is a top spot for couples, especially for live events such as concerts and comedy gigs. San Franciso is also home to excellent restaurants, luxury hotels, and vacation rentals. The Inn San Francisco is a super romantic BnB with a private hot tub.

16. New York City, NY

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New York City is the city that never sleeps, arguably the world’s cultural capital. As well as unforgettable landmark tourist attractions like The Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, and the Brooklyn Bridge.

New York City has countless museums and galleries, some of the best restaurants and street food on the planet, and every top retailer known to man and Broadway! Taking in a Broadway show is one of the most popular things for a romantic date or weekend getaway in the city.

17. Honolulu, HI

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Honolulu is one of the most romantic tropical cities in the US, on Oahu in Hawaii. There are many beachfront resorts (like the stunning Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort) where you can relax and easily access the soft sand beaches for sunbathing, snorkeling, and scuba diving. There’s also a pretty big fly-fishing scene here.

18. Washington D.C.

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Washington, D.C., is one of the most romantic getaways in the US for quick and quiet escapes. It’s not all politics in D.C. (although you can bet there is a fair amount of that behind closed doors), as there are several beautiful parks in and around the nation’s capital to enjoy a walk or romantic picnic.

There are also tons of photo-worthy landmarks all over D.C., many of which can be enjoyed on a walking tour or using the city’s brilliant public transport.

See Related: Tips for Traveling to Washington D.C. on a Budget

19. San Diego, CA

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San Diego, California, has many beaches, a warm climate, beautiful parks, marvelous galleries and museums, great shopping, and some of the best restaurants in California.

This charming city is a great romantic destination for fine dining lovers and anyone interested in honeymooning in a beautiful beachfront hotel, such as The Pacific Terrace Hotel.

If you’re interested in day trips from San Diego, you’re within a short striking range of Joshua Tree National Park and Death Valley National Park.

20. Walt Disney World, FL

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Orlando, Florida, is one of the most magical places on Earth: Walt Disney World. It is a no-brainer why this place is so popular with young couples and newlyweds.

I, an ex-army Disneyland/World virgin until age 26, could barely keep myself from crying with childlike glee as I wandered around this fairy-tale land with my boo for the first time.

There are no cynics in Disney World. There is more reason than ever to visit, with the recent opening of the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, a unique immersive hotel where guests play a part in their own Star Wars adventure!

21. New Orleans, LA

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New Orleans is situated in Louisiana on the Mississippi River, and it’s one heck of a party town for raucous romantic vacations! For a romantic vacation like no other, you have to visit New Orleans during Mardi Gras.

One of the main reasons couples visit New Orleans (apart from the architecture, culture, and unrivaled jazz scene) is the food. New Orleans is a town best explored through its cuisine.

With French, Cajun, Creole, Spanish, and Haitian influences, the food in New Orleans is to die for. The top places to visit are August, Bacchanal Fine Wine & Spirits, Cafe Amelie, Bayona, and the world-famous Cafe Du Monde.

22. Las Vegas, NV

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Las Vegas is a town that needs no introduction, and I have been there for every sort of vacation, including a wedding, honeymoon, and romantic getaway.

Vegas caters to many interests, y’know, aside from the slots or tables. You can see comedy performances or risque circus shows. You can enjoy a romantic dinner at any of the city’s incredible eateries and explore the museums and historical walking tours.

You can drive supercars and dune buggies or shoot machine guns. You can play rounds of golf for days, go skydiving, and do bungee jumping.

You can go horseback riding or kayaking around the Hoover Dam or Lord it all over the world from your private helicopter tour! If you love sprawling and thematic resorts, the accommodation options in Vegas are legion.

23. Jackson, WY

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Jackson Hole is a stunning mountain town in Wyoming, known for its incredible natural beauty and abundant outdoor activities. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is one of the best ski areas in the country, with some of the most challenging runs and exquisite scenery.

Jackson Hole is hard to beat for anyone looking for a romantic getaway in America. With breathtaking views of the Teton mountain range and plenty of fun outdoor activities to explore together, Jackson offers an unforgettable escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

If you’re looking for adventure and romance in equal measure, Jackson Hole is the place to be!

See Related: Best Things to Do in Cheyenne, Wyoming

24. Chicago, IL

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Chicago, Illinois, the only Windy City, is a beautiful Midwest city for a cultural getaway. This surprisingly attractive city is famous for its mobster history, St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, theatre and art scene, world-class galleries and museums, and having some FAT pizza.

There are many significant landmarks and attractions for couples to explore, many of which can be accessed using one of Chicago’s all-inclusive tourist pass options.

For a once-in-a-lifetime wedding night experience (and a solid post-wedding breakfast), do your selves a favor and book a night at the famous Waldorf Astoria Chicago.

25. Anchorage, AK

Snow town Anchorage, Alaska, the United States of America
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Anchorage, Alaska, is one of the most romantic getaways outside the continental US. It is a remarkable eclectic town where cultures from all corners of the world collide.

This means you can find some fantastic food here, especially sushi. Anything seafood in Anchorage is almost guaranteed to be the best meal you’ll ever have. The moose isn’t bad, either.

Anchorage is also home to stunning natural scenery and a great base camp to access Juneau, Fairbanks, and the vast Denali National Park. For adventurous couples, try out a jeep tour around Denali. If that sounds too basic, you can always land on the mountaintop on a helicopter tour.

See Related: Best Places to Visit in Alaska | Top Attractions

26. Austin, TX

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The bohemian holdout of Austin, Texas, is a great place for couples who typically enjoy great weather, fantastic food, walking tours, art galleries, parks and wicked excursions, live music, and Rooster Teeth.

Hallowed ground for netizens, gamers, Halo, Machinima, and anime fans alike, Rooster Teeth’s RTX is one of the most popular festivals for young couples in Austin. Austin is also a great place to chill. Check out the Lake Austin Spa Resort in the Texas Hill Country.

See Related: Things to do in Dallas, Texas

27. Minnesota

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Minnesota, the Land of 10,000 Lakes, is one of the US’s best-kept secrets regarding a couples getaway or romantic weekend. There are so many things to do in Minnesota.

First, you’ve got the Twin Cities of lively Minneapolis and chilled-out Saint Paul; both towns are chock full of great eateries, bars, and museums. You’ll also be a short hop from the largest mall in the country, the Mall of America.

Small-town Minnesota is also pretty awesome for the perfect romantic getaway. The historic town of Stillwater is one of the most stunning cities, with great restaurants, cute historic hotels, boutiques, bars, and views to melt the heart.

Head up north to explore the equally lively and lazy port city of Duluth and the quaint, edge-of-the-world town of Grand Marias. Both are known for great food and stunning views of Lake Superior.

Even further North, you’ll find Minnesota’s crown jewel – the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. A massive expanse of unspoiled wilderness that can only be explored on foot and by portaging kayaks or canoes.

See Related: Best Scenic Drives in Minnesota

28. Boston, MA

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Boston, Massachusetts, is great for lively St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and sporting events. Still, this historic city is a stunning place to explore on foot and very popular with couples interested in American history.

Boston is also very popular for its nightlife. There are many places to hit up for a night out, from banging nightclubs to cool bars and cozy Irish-style pubs. For a romantic night in Boston, get a room at The Lenox Hotel, an excellent historic boutique accommodation in the heart of the action.

29. Denver, CO

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Denver is one of the best romantic getaways for couples looking for a weekend getaway in the city, with easy access to top ski resorts. Denver is Colorado’s fun and enchanting capital city, famous for its culture and excellent craft beer.

There are several top attractions, museums, and landmarks throughout this pulsing city, many of which can be accessed with one of several city passes available.

Art lovers will love the city for its numerous galleries and unique street art. Denver is an elementary city that can be navigated on foot, by bike, or by public transport. The city’s street food scene is just as incredible as its fine dining; pack sweatpants.

See Related: Denver CityPASS Review

30. Madison, WI

Madison skyline and Wisconsin State Capitol.
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Far from being the flyover city and state that many folks see it as, Madison is a fantastic leafy, lakefront city on an isthmus that gives off serious European metropolis vibes.

The locals know a thing about beef and dairy here, and you can enjoy a ton of yummy red meat and cheese at the farmers’ market.

Wisconsin is also famous for its beer, cocktails, and overall drinking culture, and Madison is no different. There are many great bars and pubs around town where you can enjoy local brews and no small amount of Old Fashioneds!

If you’re looking for somewhere unique to spend the night for your romantic weekend away, try the colorful IHG Indigo Hotel.

31. Seattle, WA

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Seattle is the most famous and beloved city in Washington State, known for the Spece Needle, spearing the Seattle fog.

It’s a great place to enjoy a more laid-back romantic weekend getaway by dining out at the city’s fine restaurants or chilling in the city’s ubiquitous coffee shops. There are also several great walking tours around Seattle and several top museums and world-famous art galleries.

32. Houston, TX

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Houston, Texas, has many romantic places to stay, like Rainbow Lodge, The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa, and terrific places to indulge in romantic dining.

Michelangelo’s Restaurant is a favorite romantic eatery in this happening Texas town, as is The Melting Pot, where you can share sizzle fondue. As well as incredible food, Houston is home to incredible museums, particularly science museums. Get a Houston CityPASS, and you can get free and discounted entry at many of these top attractions.

33. Philadelphia, PA

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Philadelphia is another excellent location for a romantic weekend away. Pennsylvania’s largest city is another great destination for American history buffs or couples looking for a quiet break without abandoning city life.

You can take selfies with the Rocky Balboa statue and top historical landmarks to visit, like Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. There are many romantic restaurants in Philly to share a meal, such as Bistro Romano, Talula’s Garden, Amada, and Bistrot La Minette.

34. San Antonio, TX

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San Antonio, Texas, is another town that flies under the radar as a surprisingly beautiful city. Featuring a blend of modern and historic architecture and stunning scenery surrounding the city, San Antonio is complemented by its balmy weather.

Perhaps the most surprising aspect of San Antonio is the beautiful Riverwalk in the city center. Along this unique stretch that blends the best parts of Texas, Amsterdam, and Venice, you can find the Mokara Hotel & Spa, which features luxurious amenities in the city’s heart.

This regal, romantic hotel is trendy for weddings and honeymoons, featuring a pool, spa, fitness center, restaurant, rooftop cafe, and the fanciest rooms you’ll ever rest your head in.

35. Nashville, TN

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Nashville, Tennessee, is a fantastic spot for a romantic weekend away, soaking in sappy country songs. Suppose you’re not hitting up the city’s bars.

In that case, many of which feature live music, you should take a walking tour of Nashville’s Music Row to learn more about the city’s contribution to the music industry.

You’re also just below the Mason-Dixon Line, so expect to find great Southern food here. Try Sambuca, Kayne Prime Steakhouse, or Lockeland Table for a romantic dinner.

36. Florida Keys, FL

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One of the coolest honeymoons you can take in the US is booking a villa on a private island in the Florida Keys. The Florida Keys are just a short hop from the heavenly South Beach city of Miami and are one of the most beautiful parts of the country.

This is an ideal spot to kick back and relax with your ride or die. In Marathon, you can rent your private island with a villa and ferry service. You can cut yourselves off from the world and spend quality time together!

From snorkeling and fishing to shopping and fine dining, there’s something to do for couples of all tastes. The Florida Keys provide a perfect backdrop for a relaxing couples’ trip with its laid-back atmosphere and stunning sunsets.

There’s a wide array of luxurious resorts to quaint beachside cottages, so you can find accommodations that suit any budget. So grab your flip-flops and head down to the Florida Keys to discover your version of paradise.

See Related: Best Day Trips From Miami

37. San Jose, CA

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San Jose, California, is among the most romantic weekend getaway destinations in the Bay Area. It’s like a less touristy San Francisco, known for its beautiful Spanish colonial revival architecture and the bizarre Winchester Mystery House.

Grab a romantic meal at Siena Bistro or Le Papillon before booking yourselves a night at the historic, Spanish colonial-style Hayes Mansion by Hilton.

38. Dallas, TX

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Dallas is a gleaming city in Texas, synonymous with glitz and glam. Consequently, Dallas has many romantic dining options, such as The French Room and The Mansion Restaurant, two of the hottest joints in town, to get the romantic juices flowing.

That’s not all; you can even book romantic dinner dates on gondola rides through the Mandalay Canal and Lake Carolyn. A unique night’s stay can be shared at the ultra-cool CANVAS Hotel, with a fantastic onsite restaurant and a rooftop infinity pool.

39. Memphis, TN

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Memphis, Tennessee, is known for its pleasant weather and is another excellent venue for couples who love good food and music. The street food in Memphis is pretty great, but get a table at Folk’s Folly Prime Steak House for a truly incredible date night.

Learn more about Tennessee’s contribution to rock n’ roll from a private Beale Street and Sun Studio guided walking tour, or relax with a massage for two from the Harbor Town Spa. Check in to ARRIVE Memphis, a unique, chic hotel you’ll find both loves.

40. Charlotte, NC

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Charlotte, North Carolina, is another city loved for its near-pristine weather. This lovely southern town has beautiful architecture and is known for its art scene.

Countless art galleries are scattered across the city, but the Mint Museums and The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art are popular attractions for artistic couples. While in Charlotte, the Dunhill Hotel is a lovely stop for the night on your romantic weekend.

41. Fort Worth, TX

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Fort Worth is another of the more unexpected entries on this list of romantic getaways in the USA. This Texas city is a hidden gem with many great romantic things for date ideas! There’s Fort Worth Zoo, where you can take a lazy, romantic stroll among the beasts, big and small.

Barcadia is an adult arcade where you can battle it out to see who will be the videogame champion over brewskis. If you’re less about walks, games, and brewskis, Fort Worth has some terrific distilleries you can tour.

42. Tampa, FL

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Tampa is another glamorous Florida destination with luxury accommodations for the perfect weekend getaway. This town is great for couples who love fresh seafood. A few great restaurants on the West Shore Marina must be checked out.

Salt Shack on the Bay offers incredible cuisine in a casual beachfront environment where your cares melt away. Hula Bay Club offers upscale Hawaiian fare, including everyone’s favorite squishy aphrodisiac: oysters.

See Related: Tampa Bay CityPASS Review

43. Salt Lake City, UT

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA downtown city skyline at dusk.
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Salt Lake City, Utah, is an attractive town with excellent hotels and beautiful scenery. This city is so hotel-heavy because of its proximity to incredible ski resorts like the fabulous Brighton Resort and natural hot springs like Crystal Hot Springs.

Suffice it to say both are very popular with honeymooners. If you love hot springs, check out these other top hot springs in Utah.

44. Tucson, AZ

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Tucson is a romantic getaway in Arizona with one of the most amazing natural backdrops in the country. Because of this breathtaking landscape and near-perfect weather all year round, Tucson is a trendy honeymoon destination. Tucson is a top location for golfers and culture vultures, and it’s also very close to Saguaro National Park.

See Related: Best Spring Break Vacation for Families

45. Cleveland, OH

Cleveland, Ohio, near sunset, viewed from out on Lake Erie
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Cleveland, Ohio? Yes! Believe it or not, Cleveland is home to some of the most romantic eateries in the Midwest, such as Fahrenheit, Marble Room Steaks, and Raw Bar. If the pair of you are a little more low-key, you should grab yourself a table and spend a few hours at the Tabletop Board Game Cafe.

Cleveland is also home to one of the most incredible historic malls in the country – The Arcade, which is also home to the best hotel for romantic weekend trips: the Hyatt Regency Cleveland at The Arcade.

46. Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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If you and your sweety are sports fans, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, must be on your list of romantic places to visit. As well as being a historic city with lots of stunning architecture, old and new Pittsburgh is a college town with a genuine part atmosphere, perfect for young couples! Couples of any age, however, will love a night at the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel.

47. Shenandoah National Park, VA

Autumn view of the Appalachians from Loft Mountain, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
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Shenandoah National Park is one of the most romantic getaways in the USA for couples looking for areas of outstanding natural beauty. This majestic park is famous for hiking, camping, fishing, nature watching, and photography.

One of the reasons this national park is popular with shutterbugs is the views of the striking Blue Ridge Mountains. If camping in Shenandoah National Park isn’t your jam, you can always book a secluded cabin with a private hot tub and the Blue Ridge Mountains as your backdrop.

See Related: Best National Parks in the USA

48. Santa Barbara, CA

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Santa Barbara is another one of the most romantic getaway cities in California. This balmy city is for those who enjoy the finer things in life. Located along the central coast of California, Santa Barbara offers a unique mix of outdoor activities and stunning scenery.

Take a romantic stroll down State Street, take in the breathtaking views from the top of Mission Santa Barbara, or spend a day at any of the stunning beaches Santa Barbara offers. With its Mediterranean climate and beautiful scenery, Santa Barbara is ideal for couples looking for that perfect romantic getaway.

The downtown area also offers plenty of shopping and dining options during your stay. Book a wine-tasting tour around the top wineries in Santa Barbara before dining on fresh seafood at the hip, harborside Brophy Bro’s. Check in at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort for a luxurious stay.

49. Wichita, KS

Wichita, Kansas, USA downtown skyline at dusk
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Wichita, Kansas, is a delightful town with a fascinating history and a gateway to some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes. Of course, it’s home to some of the best BBQs in the country, so if you and boo love brisket and ribs, get on down to Kansas town.

For a great night, get a room at the lovely Hotel At Old Town or the Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, with outdoor dining and a fire pit.

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50. Des Moines, IA

Des Moines Cityscape
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Des Moines, Iowa, is another ideal romantic getaway for couples in the Midwest. The city is a young college town with a fantastic, cosmopolitan buzz that is infectious.

The nightlife epitomizes this. Grab some monstrous burgers and boozy milkshakes at Zombie Burger + Drink Lab before battling it out over beers and arcade games at Up-Down: Des Moines.

The city is jam-packed with fantastic attractions like the Des Moines Art Center and the Pappajohn Sculpture Park. Other romantic places include the famous Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, home to over 1,200 different species of plants and frequent live music performances.

FAQs

What are the most popular romantic getaways in the US?

The most popular romantic destinations in the US are Maui, Napa Valley, Santa Barbara, and Charleston.

What are the best mountain retreats for couples in the US?

Plenty of incredible mountain getaways for couples looking for a romantic weekend include Jackson Hole, Aspen, the Great Smoky Mountains, the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and Park City.

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